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Secretary to District Grants Committee – Volunteer Role

We are looking for a person with a passion for mission; want to use their skills in helping projects grow - could this be you?

Role titleDistrict Grants Committee (DGC) - Secretary
Location Various – meetings in person/via email 3 times a year as necessary
Overall purpose To take minutes of DGC meetings
Responsible to Chair of DGC
Relationships (internal) Members of DGC – Chair and District Grants Officer
Relationships (external) District Mission Enabler
Duration of appointment 3 years
Availability Recommended time commitment of a minimum of 9 - 12 hours per year
Review Work to be reviewed every 12 months through DGC
TrainingInduction by DGC Chair
Supervision and Support Other members of DGC
Expenses: Travel necessarily incurred in the performance of duties will be reimbursed when travelling outside your home circuit. Training materials will be provided or costs reimbursed. (TBC)
AccountabilityTo DGC Chair
Workforce (for DBS)Limited contact with Children and vulnerable Adult Workforce

This role may be required to have enhanced and barring check if specialist areas of involvement are related to children’s work

Key Responsibilities

The following duties will be undertaken as part of the role outlined above.

Attending DGC meetings; minute taking; typing up in Word; distributing via email to DGC. Assessing grant applications as part of DG



Secretarial – note taking, communicating by email

Finance/Grant making bodies experience useful as will have a say on grant applications under consideration by DGC.

Knowledge and Skills

Good communication skills, must be MS Office and email proficient.

Beliefs and Values

A member of the Methodist Church or regular attendee

Personal Qualities

Kind, reflective, intuitive, good listener, reliable, efficient.

For further information contact William Swires

All roles within the District carry with them the responsibility to take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults seriously and any concerns that arise within them should be reported as per Local District Safeguarding Policy.